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    Lb15

    We just purchased a LB15 twin spindle live tooling. Weíre looking for live tooling holders we can purchase in left, right, straight, and if you have any ER collet type that would simplify things...
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    Bringing reality to fruition. You have a lot of...

    Bringing reality to fruition. You have a lot of wisdom in your comment that many may not absorb. Not just good advice but more so commonality in humankind. Iíd make an educated guess your eyes have...
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    Why does certification matter

    Never understood why certification must matter frankly itís all bs. Years ago I owned a custom hot rod shop and everyone always asked if I was ASE certified. One day I applied to take the tests and...
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    All the work involved itís probably less hassle...

    All the work involved itís probably less hassle to buy a hobber if you have a 2x4-5 ft area you can set it in place. I recently purchased a #3 for under $4700 that has all the change gears and can...
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    There is a dealer in Denver selling the Smart CNC...

    There is a dealer in Denver selling the Smart CNC and they are supposed to be great machines. Where can you buy a brand new 4020 sized machine for $59,000 with the latest Fanuc controls? Add a troyke...
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    Is it an older model? Perhaps you have a cap...

    Is it an older model? Perhaps you have a cap wearing out or something with the motor. If youíre using the supplied motor with cabinet it should be very quiet. I turned everything off in the shop...
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    American rotary converters are very quiet. I have...

    American rotary converters are very quiet. I have an AD15 and I canít hear it run at all. I feel heat coming from that corner of the shop and only hear it when I turn it on otherwise itís silent...
  8. Atrump bed mill gibb adjustment help needed

    I have an Atrump BF6c bed mill and need to adjust the Z axis box ways. The X was simple for me with twin dovetail gibs on each end and it adjusted fine while indicating to .0004. From what I...
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    Glove usage

    To add to your post gloves are a necessity and anyone saying itís an osha violation is probably incorrect, (depends on use and glove type). OSHA never shut us down for wearing them. Even when the...
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    Midwest steel has been and is the best option in...

    Midwest steel has been and is the best option in most cases. Even today online metals is double their cost plus shipping. Online used to be a consideration. Midwest has been the most consistent. Our...
  11. Helical are great for any specialty stews or...

    Helical are great for any specialty stews or harder material. No joke they work very well.
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    Your right. I was thinking it was more so like a...

    Your right. I was thinking it was more so like a conversational software where it was macro based. Centroids is pretty decent and we have that here on almost all of our machines excelt one is Linux...
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    Because the Gibbs side that works with solid...

    Because the Gibbs side that works with solid works cost $20,000. Many only have the 3 axis version and it doesnít have all the options you would likely use with solid works even in a 2.5 environment....
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    Just an FYI if this happens to anyone else heat...

    Just an FYI if this happens to anyone else heat up the collet with induction heater and use air hose with a tightly sealed tip at the threaded end. Be sure that you donít aim it toward anyone or...
  15. Sounds like BT40 which are m16. Cat 40 have...

    Sounds like BT40 which are m16. Cat 40 have 5/8-11 threads. I have many of them and every time I order a cat 40 they are correctly threaded. I did order a BT40 once and it did not work it had m16...
  16. Well I got it loose. I found that someone jammed...

    Well I got it loose. I found that someone jammed a circular piece of sheet metal to take up the space between spindle and casting. Apparently something is worn out. Looks like I have much bigger...
  17. Could use some advice quill is stuck in the bed mill head

    Spindle Bearings went out on my Atrump bed mill. I am trying to pull the spindle to get the bearings replaced and without dropping the spindle or quill feed the upper pulleys canít be removed. Iíve...
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    We have a import bench mill we upgraded bearings...

    We have a import bench mill we upgraded bearings and use for a lot of clean up, etc... it has .0002 runout and can run 8000 rpm while cutting a mirror like finish. I see no reason with good bearings...
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    I personally have been using Mobil 28 the pst...

    I personally have been using Mobil 28 the pst couple years and itís fantastic. We recommend using it with our micro bearings and gears manufactured at work. After using it in a spindle itís never...
  20. Interesting coming across this I have had nearly...

    Interesting coming across this I have had nearly same issues with atrump bed mill I purchased and using Gibbs cam. Maybe coincidence idk. What I found is that the previous owner set off the way oil...
  21. You mention thickness. I have 1mm and the ends...

    You mention thickness. I have 1mm and the ends are squashed .002. Should I go with 1.2mm? I guess my concern is hob fitment later. I can always resale what I donít use.
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    Turcite wear table drop .002

    Old thread Iím hoping someone may have some onsite. I purchased a used bed mill and was told the ways were in excellent condition. I couldnít inspect the x axis because they already had the z blocked...
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    You can pick up a nice bed mill for $8-$16,000...

    You can pick up a nice bed mill for $8-$16,000 the same cost as a tormach. Heck Iíve seen them down in the $3500 price range with older controls.
  24. Well low and behold do not use an rpc on an...

    Well low and behold do not use an rpc on an Atrump at all. The dealer is now repairing and replacing the main control board because even through we have the cnc AD15 rpc it still fried out the board....
  25. Thanks for this post I was able to go right to...

    Thanks for this post I was able to go right to the manual and fix my issue. Youíre right FANUC is top notch in documentation
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